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CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
,000 americans enrolled on the obamacare site in the first 24 hours after it was repaired. that is more than signed up in the entire month of october when healthcare.gov flopped in its debut. major garrett is following this. >> reporter: dawn erin of austin, texas, is one of the americans who signed up for health care this week. it's the first health insurance the self-employed musician and massage therapist has had in 20 years. >> this is obviously a massive undertaking and it's just started so it's a beautiful idea in theory. we'll see as the year progresses if it works out in practice. but i have my fingers crossed. i'm hopeful about it. >> reporter: erin tried to enroll in october but web site problems bogged her down. this time, an enroll. counselor helped heifer settle on a plan with a $89 premium. she qualifies for a subsidy of $162 a month. >> i was surprised at the prices, actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is 43 and has had some recent health issues. for obamacare to succeed, millions of young healthy american
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
house with details tonight. major. >> jeff, two months late the white house says obamacare federal web site healthcare.gov will work for most people most of the time, but this promise like others attached to the healthcare law comes with a catch. >> the department of health and human services says it is one sluggish and sickly healthcare web site can handle 50,000 users simultaneously, up to 800,000 a day. it has fewer glitches and maddening software dead ends. the administration's web site rescue consultant jeff tremendous zients told reporters on a conference call engineers have fixed more than 400 bugs in the past month, 300 in the past three weeks. >> we have a much more stable system that is reliably open for business, and that is important, because at the end of the day, we need high system up time so consumers are able to use the system to seek information, fill out applications, shop and enroll. >> other improvements? response times have been reduced from eight seconds in late october to less than one second, and errors rates, when a web page freezes or sends bad information f
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
talking to about everything from obamacare to immigration reform. that's something he has held near and dear to his heart since he came to office. where are we? are we going to be able to pull that off? >> that's right. >>> we'll also be talking about the building boom. you have seen san francisco's exploding skyline. therefore there are cranes everywhere. >> that's right. it will lead to incredible increase in population in san francisco and the entire region. we'll talk about what this means for people in brent wood, fremont, all across the bay area. >>> workers are demanding a hike to the minimum wage. president obama weighed in on this. now we have local leaders weighing in on this. phil you have an interview with some of them. >> first let's take a step outside because you probably noticed it's really cold. it has been for several days and the cold snap will continue. we are taking a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge. it looks nice but again jacket and scarf weather. you see the temperatures are in the 20s in some spots. otherwise we're making it up to the upper 30s
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
from the substance of obamacare. what is the last hammering, a lot of individuals have been hammering if you want, you like your plan you can keep it. if you like your doctor you can keep it. that doesn't change. -- one system, i think that problem, website in that respect is a bit of distraction we'll see how well it's been fixed it's a good example of why you don't want government to do these things. the private sector, bunch of private companies are competing, i think aetna and cigna would pay a price if the website crashed. that doesn't happen with the government which is why government shouldn't run big chunks of our economy like health care. they have some positive alternatives they need to highlight them more and i think need to advance them more i think paul ryan will introduce a pretty big set of republicans alternatives not one giant bill. medicare, medicaid, corporate market he'll introduce something probably right after the new year or at least layout the principles of it so people can say with more comfort, i think more truth that republicans do have a positive agenda. >>
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of healthcare.gov. when the system is overloaded, it puts applicants in a queue and promises an e-mail when it's their turn. but despite promise it is web site could handle 50,000 users at the same time, the queuing system was turned on today at approximately 35,000 users. officials said they had to maximize the smooth user experience of those who applied first. there are also potential problems for the thousands who have signed up for new plans. officials are just now building the system for how insurance companies will be paid and the companies say their enrollments are slow because of bad information coming from the government. robert zirkelbach is with america's health insurance plans, the main lobbying group for
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
reluctant to do, especially younger people. officials hope with obamacare more people will have a chance to see a doctor and that could help move the city closer to zero. >> something else, too, is that the medications are so good right now and treatment is getting so much better that a lot of people just kind of let it slide by. >> you've got to take them consistently and that is one of the issues that's going to be difficult for them to get to zero. >> joe vazquez, thank you. >>> oakland city council member libby schaaf is jumping into the race to unseat mayor jean quan. she holds the old seat on the city col on the city's crime problem. a recent chamber of commerce poll found 70% of oaklanders rate crime as their top priority. >> i think oakland can do better. oaklanders deserve to have the police come when they call, that the city can be safe. >> the same poll found just 5% of voters say they would vote for quan again. >>> coming up trash into treasure, bay area artists are turning illegally dumped junk into something beautiful. >> those cyber monday deals could cost you, what you ma
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
of users. republicans still want to rollback obamacare but to that mr. obama said this:. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> pelley: the white house told us today that 650,000 americans visited the web site today alone. the administration says there were one million visits yesterday. manuel bojorquez tells us many of the people visiting the site are having a much more positive experience than earlier users did. >> come on, guys. >> reporter: moksha efsea, a pet sitter in fort worth, texas, said he had no problem enrolling in healthcare.gov, a big difference from two months ago. >> i'm a dog walker, it's a difference between a cooperative thing and a friendly dog wagging their tail and one trying to bite me. >> reporter: because he has panic attacks, he says private insurance would have cost him $800 a month. with a tax credit, his new plan will cost $112. looks like it's going to work out for everyone. the savings are unimaginable. >> reporter: i
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, underwater for almost 3 day. after his tugboa >>> check this amazing video of an underwater rescue that man trapped under water for almost three days after his tugboat sank in may. he was trapped in a four-foot square air pocket. he was then rescued and spent two days in a decompression chamber and returned home in good shape. >>> a big tipper is visiting bay area residents. who is this? kpix 5 reporter christin ayers reports. >> reporter: it began with two men having a steak dinne
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
is 5:37. university of notre dame is taking on obamacare. the institution does not want to be forced to provide birth control coverage. it has filed a lawsuit claiming the requirement infringes on its religious beliefs. the law doesn't force institutions to provide coverage. instead, insurers must give employees a contraceptive option at no additional cost. notre dame considers that immoral. as for the white house, it's kicking off a three-week media blitz to get people to sign up. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but -- we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> president obama took on the republican critics of the bill yesterday. he said they want it to fail. republicans say the law is flawed. >>> a site with the web address similar to the california health exchange is linked to state republicans. this is what the website looks like. its url is close to the coveredca.com. they call it a resource guide on the affordable care act but critics call it deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. 80,000 californians have signed up th
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> eric spauld well will join us talking to about everything from obamacare to immigration reform. that's something he has held near and dear to his heart since he came to office. where are we? are we going to be able to pull that off? >> that's right. >>> we'll also be talking about the building boom. you have seen san francisco's exploding skyline. therefore there are cranes everywhere. >> that's right. it will lead to incredible increase in population in san francisco and the entire region. we'll talk about what this
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)